December 2009 Archives

Show in St Paul featuring UMD Art + Design Alum

cordially invites you to attend the opening of the exhibition:


Landscapes Imagined - Landscapes Remembered
paintings, prints, pencils and watercolors

Exhibition runs through the beginning of January
Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 8-1:30, and Saturdays from 8-1.

The Saint Paul Gallery
943 West 7th Street
Saint Paul Minnesota 55102

(1 block west of the old schmidt brewery)

Wanda Pearcy in DAI exhibit opening

3-Exhibit Gallery Reception event Dec. 10 at the Duluth Art Institute in the Depot


The public is invited to a reception celebrating three new exhibits in the DAI galleries in the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center, also known as the Depot.  Combining three artist's receptions into one night, the free event will be held on Thursday, Dec. 10 from 5 - 7 pm.  Music, refreshments and a hands-on demonstration by woodworking artist: Tim Byrns, will be part of the event displaying the wide spectrum of visual art displayed at the Duluth Art Institute.  The exhibits include woodworking, ceramics and photography.


Biomorphic: The Woodworking artistry of Tim Byrns

Through February 28, 2010 in the Fesler Gallery

Sponsored by: King Properties

Funded in part by the Jane S. Smith Fund of the Duluth-Superior Area Community Foundation and the generous donors of the Depot Foundation


Tim Byrns is a Duluth Artist/Craftsman who works in wood to produce freeform sculptures that evoke the natural forms that he is familiar with as a professional Biologist.  Byrns uses regional wood that is either found, reclaimed, or harvested using sustainable methods.  The themes in the work are rooted in the natural world, as the artist strives to communicate through the suggested movement of each sculpture. 


"I attempt to preserve the spirit of the wood and its environment, while conveying a renewed sense of movement and life," says Byrns.





Interwoven: New Work by Wanda Pearcy

Through February 7, 2010, George Morrison Gallery

Artist Dialogue, Thursday, December 17, 6 - 7 pm


In this body of work Duluth Artist Wanda Pearcy explores music, dance, ritual, and play by using the medium of photography to record time and movement.  In a series of photographs that document her interaction with the landscape and the artifacts of previous human habitation, Wanda choreographs a lyrical narrative that is at once sensual, haunting, and powerful.  Wanda teaches in the Photo Area at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. 


"The representation of internal space--the psyche, desire, and sacredness--is what I am most interested in as I explore disrupted reality, displacement of time, and the union of body and landscape," says Pearcy. 


All Fired Up: The Ceramic Arts in Minnesota

Through  March 14, 2010, John Steffl Gallery

Sponsored by:  Western Bank

As a way of highlighting the vibrant ceramics tradition in our state, as well as our own ceramics program, the DAI presents an exhibition of ceramics made by Minnesota artists.  Artists in this exhibition include: Duluth artists Harley Blake, Jan Karon and Sheila Staubus; Minneapolis artists Lauren Herzak-Baumann and Rita Panton; as well as artists Tom Able of Woodbury, Daniel Gardner of Eagen, and Thomas Myers of Mankato.


The Duluth Art Institute's programs and services are made possible through the support of contributing members of the Duluth Art Institute, A. H. Zeppa Family Foundation, Bush Foundation, City of Duluth, Depot Foundation, Duluth-Superior Area Community Foundation, 506 Campaign, Jerome Foundation, McKnight Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the State Legislature, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, River Road Foundation Fund, St. Louis County, and Wildey H. Mitchell Family Foundation.